Adjective "bobby" definition and examples

(Bobby may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɒbi/

Definitions and examples

noun

A police officer.
  1. 'Beat bobbies and uniform patrols are doing their best to cope by stopping suspects during the early hours.'
  2. 'In this the mysterious mass murderer whom nobody observes was in fact a patrolling bobby, seen by everyone but noticed by none.'
  3. 'Back-up bobbies designed to ease pressure on police officers could actually add to their workload'
  4. 'In response, police put extra bobbies on the beat and used a CCTV van to combat the problems.'
  5. 'As a lad my small village had a bobby living in a police house locally.'
  6. 'However, I doubt that will ever happen, it's too close to Rodbourne and Rodbourne is not known to have policing or a beat bobby.'
  7. 'Cheshire Chief Constable Peter Fahy said bobbies on the beat would become a less common sight as forces race to meet the demands of later opening hours.'
  8. 'Some councillors and police officers expressed concerns about bobbies being taken off the beat to escort prisoners to cells at Fulford, York.'
  9. 'Local police stations are being closed and people complain that beat bobbies have all but disappeared from our streets.'
  10. 'Both clubs and the police are urging away fans not to buy tickets for the home area for the game which will be policed by officers from Cumbria as well as local bobbies.'

More definitions

1. a policeman.

More examples(as adjective)

"socks can be bobby."

Origin

Mid 19th century: pet form of Robert, given name of Sir Robert Peel, Sir Robert.